Contract: The Beast of Honorton (Degree 25)¶
Talking of which, because it’s close by and all you would possibly as effectively cope with this DLC quest, in case you have it. If not, skip right down to the part “Velen - The Thriller of the Byways Murders” . You can begin the hunt by heading to Oreton (south of Crow’s Perch, in case you forgot) and grabbing the discover “Contract: The Beast of Honorton” , which begins a quest of the identical title. Whether or not you've that quest began or not make your approach again north to Claywich (which is between Oreton and Crow’s Perch) and from there journey east to achieve the village of Honorton.
Earlier than this DLC this little village was an unremarkable assortment of homes. Now it’s an unremarkable assortment of homes with corpses strewn all through, and the place there are corpses, there are necrophages. Kill the three Alghouls (ranges twenty-four and twenty-five) lurking round right here, after which the hunt “Contract: The Beast of Honorton” will give technique to the hunt “The place the Cat and Wolf Play…” .
The place the Cat and Wolf Play (Degree 25)¶
Flip in your Witcher Senses and get to investigating - there are many issues to have a look at right here, together with a wide range of corpses strewn about, and 4 marked homes. To proceed it's essential to enter the mayor’s home to the north and study the lady’s physique, then the Leshen head on the ground. Subsequent head right into a barn to the south and examine some our bodies on the finish of the barn (after dispatching an Alghoul (degree twenty-five)), then head into the northern of two homes west of the mayor’s home to search out one other physique. You received’t be damage by peeking at extra clues, however all of them level to comparable conclusions - someone who's a masterfully proficient swordsman butchered the villagers with surgical precision. He clearly hunted a monster for them (the Leshen head) and in some unspecified time in the future was injured within the barn, and had consumed potions someday beforehand. They’re not being refined with this, eh?
After you examine no less than these 4 clues Geralt will catch sight of a survivor, who correctly flees. Exit no matter constructing you have been in and seize a Doll off the bottom, on the identical time noting some footprints. Earlier than you chase after the survivor, nonetheless, head to the southern finish of city to search out two extra Alghouls (degree twenty-three). As soon as performed, observe the little footprints south alongside the western finish of the village and behind a big tree. Discuss to the survivor to substantiate the apparent (you’ll get an opportunity to earn some additional XP through the use of Axii on her in the course of the dialog, if you want) and also you’ll get the “College of the Cat Medallion” .
Go away the survivor alone and head north-east by means of the woods to discover a circle of stones. Activate your Witcher Senses and examine a bloody hand print on a stone, then discover a bloody footprint on the bottom close by. Comply with the tracks north-east to discover a street the place you’ll must filter a pack of Wolves (degree 5). In the event you head north alongside the street you’ll encounter a gaggle of Bandits (degree three) who attempt to lure you into an ambush, however the tracks take you east, then northeast, the place you’ll discover your rogue Witcher resting in a cemetery.
Discuss to Gaetan and also you’ll get the chance to outright decide a struggle with him or confront him in regards to the bloodbath and be taught what occurred. He doesn’t attempt to lie about it and from the clues you noticed within the village, he’s most likely telling the reality. There have been unhealthy actors on each side, however Gaetan clearly took it too far. You'll be able to both let him stroll, wherein case he’ll let you know the placement of his stash, or you may resolve to punish him for making all Witchers look unhealthy.
Within the latter case, he’ll ask to heal himself with Swallow earlier than the struggle, and if you happen to concede he’ll play a grimy trick which is able to lead to him touchdown a devastating first strike and leaving you impaired for some time, unable to make use of potions or block (and therefore, riposte). That being the case, you’re higher off protecting your distance till the impact wears off, maybe utilizing Quen to heal your self, after which you'll struggle him usually. Both approach, he hits extremely laborious - Quen is recommended to mitigate this. In any other case, he’ll randomly use Aard to knock you again and after taking three hits he’ll shield himself with Quen, so make sure you keep on with the rule-of-three. You'll be able to break his guard with “Exploding Protect” or simply parry his assaults and benefit from the opening. Hanged Man’s Venom will improve the harm you inflict additional and maybe induce poisoning. When he falls you may loot him for the distinctive Metal Sword “Teigr” , however provided that you let him “heal” earlier than the struggle.
After coping with Gaetan return to Honorton and speak to the woman, at which period Geralt will routinely take her to her aunt in Oreton. Inform the outdated girl no matter you would like when she asks about what occurred, then you definitely’ll get the possibility to offer her 40 Crowns to offer for her new burden. Once more, do what you would like and the hunt will finish. It’s now time to proceed exploring Velen (skip to the part “Velen - The Thriller of the Byways Murders” ) or, if you happen to spared Gaetan, there’s another cease to make…
Take What You Need (Degree 25)¶
In the event you spared Gaetan he’ll have given you the placement to his stash, as talked about earlier. For the reason that quest “The place the Cat and Wolf Play…” would have failed if you happen to didn’t escort to woman to her auntie earlier than leaving the world, it made sense to get that out of the way in which, first. Now, nonetheless, you may go declare the treasure Gaetan left you. Quick-travel to Midcopse and head north-east to discover a despair dominated by a big tree, simply north of Keira Metz’s cabin. Right here you’ll discover some Bandits (degree twenty-five) considering some larceny. Put them down, then search north of the tree to discover a gap within the floor resulting in a cellar. Drop down (or climb a ladder) then loot a chest to search out 250 Crowns, a “Letter to Gaetan” (which has an terrible Schrodinger’s cat pun) and the Metal Sword “Teigr” .